Paul Fitzgerald wanted to "humiliate and degrade" Richard Huckle
Sky News reports that a prisoner has been found guilty of murdering “Britain’s worst paedophile”.
Paul Fitzgerald, 30, murdered Richard Huckle, 33, in an act he described as “poetic justice”.
Prosecution saidFitzgerald had wanted Huckle to experience what his victims had felt and wanted to “humiliate and degrade” him.
Huckle, who was serving 22 life sentences for abusing 200 children, was found strangled with an electrical cable in his cell. He also had a pen inserted into his brain.
Prosecutor Alistair MacDonald QC also said Fitzgerald sexually assaulted Huckle despite not being sexually attracted to him.
Huckle, also known as the “gap year paedophile”, used religion and an English qualification to move to Malaysia.
The freelance photographer volunteered at an orphanage in Malaysia where he raped babies, toddlers and children.
On Monday, Hull Crown Court found Fitzgerald guilty of the murder.
The barrister said, “[Fitzgerald] felt that it was poetic justice and he wanted Richard Huckle to feel what all those children had felt.”
“He said that Richard Huckle was a man who raped and abused children for fun and that he suspected that Richard Huckle had done more than merely rape his victims.”